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texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i have always had such great respect for this distinguished body. the holder and interpreter of democracy. the institution that proudly protects the constitution that was written by those who saw in this land this bright and shining sun, from sea to shining sea, enormous opportunity for freedom. so many people came to this nation and they came in many different ways. we don't carry the way we came into the future as much as the fact that we are grateful of the opportunity that this nation has given us. the nation has been able to turn the tide on embracing democracy in its fullest because of the constitution and the laws because we adhere to the three branches of government. so although my ancestors came to this nation in bondage and lasted for hundreds of years, slavery that has its remnants continuously as we move throughout society. there are now laws that can ensure no matter how you came to this country, n
as natalie jackson who is an attorney for the martin family. thank you for joining us. once again our deepest condolences to what happened to your son. tracey, let me start with you. what's it like on this first anniversary. what your and your family going through? >> today is actually a day of sorrow for me and my family. as today marks the one year anniversary that trayvon was taken away from us. but we as a family even though we're hurt we know that we must continue to move forward and try to pursue justice for trayvon. >> and we know, natalie, let me bring you into this conversation, that in april at some point they could rule, there cube court ruling saying the stand your ground law in florida applies in this case. could that possibly throw out the entire case, the criminal case against george zimmerman? >> yes, wolf that's exactly what would happen. in florida, if you win your stand your ground hearing then that means there's no criminal prosecution nor a chance for a civil, any civil remedy. >> you couldn't even separately go down the road and file a civil case against george zimmerma
to be a planner in america was july 9, 2004, when dick jackson, howie frumpkin and lawrence frank came out with a book called "urban sprawl and public health." and what that book finally did was put some technical epidemiological meat on the sociological bones that we plan ors have been arguing about and said in no uncertain terms the suburbs are killing us, and here's why, and cities are safe us, and here's why. by far the greatest aspect of the epidemic is the obesity epidemic. all the illnesses that obesity leads to. principle among them diabetes. diabetes now consumes 2% of our gross national product. a child born after 2000 has a one in three chance in america of becoming a diabetic. we are now looking at the first generation of americans who are going to live shorter lives than their parents. that's probably not a huge surprise to you. we've all been talking now for a long time about the wonders of the american corn syrup-based diet and the 40 ounce and 08 ounce sodas people are drinking, but only recently have the studies been done comparing diet and physical inactivity. one of them
trip abroad as secretary of state. earlier today, former rep jesse jackson pleaded guilty to using $750 million in campaign money for personal use. an attorney for the former congressman spoke briefly with reporters out of the district court. here's a look. >> obviously this has been a very difficult morning for all of us who care about jesse jackson. it was a morning that had become. those in court saw that he did precisely that. he had to come to terms for conduct for the people that care about him. the process that begins now is about explaining that conduct. the way we will do it, it will not be on the courthouse steps. it will not be on over winfrey, no offense to oprah winfrey. it will be with lawyers, court documents, evidence, witnesses, and arguments. i hope you all respect that. there is reason for optimism. a man that talented and devoted to public service, who has done so much for so many, there will be another chapter in the life of jesse jackson. a chapter for the people that care about us. i will answer a question i have seen many times. the turns out that he had serious
winning the democratic primary to run for jesse jackson, jr.'s vacant congressional seat. kelly's campaign was helped by more than $2 million in pro-gun control ads paid by new york city mayor michael bloomberg political action fund. ashley: heather, thanks very much. we appreciate that. italy's borrowing costs are at a four-month high after the first post-election bond sale but it is calming investor fears of a political stalemate, a vacuum if you like in rome could reignite the eurozone debt crisis. what is next for italy? a little unclear. joining us now, vice president and portfolio manager at oppenheimer funds. thanks for joining us. would it be fair to say that the results of the tallian -- italian election is basically anti-austerity and take that further, anti-german? >> very much agree with your statement. italians have clearly voted against the e.u. imposed austerity and they did it in two forms. they voted down dramatically mario monthty who was the symbol of that as you -- austerity and the e.u. driven reform process. secondly they have voted with incredible, incredible strengt
be considering gina mccarthy to be the new ep achieve to replace lisa jackson. she is a senior at the agency. could there be a romney in the center for massachusetts. the boston herald reports massachusetts republicans are trying to persuade mitt romney's wife in the seat vacated by john kerry and scott brown said he will not be running. we will talk about that story in a moment. as i mentioned, joe biden in germany at a security conference. it is the first foreign policy trip since he and president obama were reelected in november and syria was the main item on his agenda. >> we can all agree not on how or what we do, but the desperate plight of the syrian people and the responsibility of the community to address the play. >> kristin welker has more on this. what else did vice president biden say? >> good afternoon. we can tell you that vice president biden met with the russian foreign minster and the special envoy who is charged with overseeing the response to syria. this is certainly one of the key topics of conversation at the security conference in munich. the big question is what actua
argued about it. there was a second bank of the united states that was created. andrew jackson basically ended its charter. there's a long history of mistrust in parts of the united states about the central bank and what it does. back in the jefferson and hamilton days, a lot of the farm state bankers did not trust the first bank of the united states. there is a federal reserve board in washington made up of seven governors and chairman who is ben bernanke. then there are 12 regional fed banks. they're all part of this federal reserve system. the regional fed bank, every chartered bank of the united states has to pay in capital to the federal reserve banks and in return they get a dividend. but these are not banks the way we think of commercial banks. the federal reserve bank of new york is not like citigroup out there trying to earn big profits to return to shareholders. their job is to manage the money supply. it is also to be a lender of last resort in a crisis, which is what the federal reserve did in 2007. when there is a run on a bank, when depositors flee the banking system becaus
at the folks who are leaving his administration, the e.p.a.'s director, lisa jackson, she said the e.p.a.'s role is interestingly -- quote -- "to level the playing field against fossil fuels." secretary chu who is leaving the administration, said he must -- quote -- "boost the price of gasoline to the levels in europe." and secretary salazar who is leaving continues to talk about the fact that the energy strategy showed good results but they have restricted access to federal offshore and onshore oil and gas resources through moratoriums, through blocking permits, through leasing plans, they denied americans billions in public revenue and thousands of jobs. so i stand here saying that the keystone x.l. pipeline is a perfect example of the obama administration's pattern of delaying good projects by requiring excessive red tape. so i come here with you, the senator from north dakota and the senator from alaska, and look to you, the senator from north dakota, and thank you for your leadership, for your determination forks your, for yr fortitude, for you fighting to make sure that we as a
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